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Sign Up for Fall Sports is Due Friday

Dear Middle School Parents, We look forward to an exciting year of athletics on the SFX campus this fall! Please stay tuned for more information over the coming weeks regarding athletics – especially regarding fall football, girls volleyball and cross country. SFX Athletics asks that all rising 5th-8th grade students please pre-register here by this Friday, July 16th for participation on 2021-2022 teams. This i
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Rising 5th-8th Grade Volleyball Opportunity

Coach Tracy Devey, who will lead many of our SFX Middle School volleyball teams this fall, is offering a summer clinic open to St. Francis Xavier Students looking for extra practice before the 2021-2022 season is underway. SFX Athletics is happy to extend news of this opportunity for those seeking more touches on the ball this summer. Thank you, SFX Coach Tracy! Learn more and download a flyer here.
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Exciting Parent-Child Book Talk!

4th through 6th grade families are encouraged to join us for a parent-child book discussion of Other Words for Home via Zoom next Tuesday, April 27 at 7pm. Other Words for Home, written by Jasmine Warga, is a compelling and life-affirming story about losing and finding home and is central to this year’s Saints JFX Respect Each Difference campaign. This book talk opportunity is open to our 4th-6th grade students
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Spring Athletics Registration Closes Friday

Students in grades 5-8 are reminded that registration remains underway for spring athletics. Learn more here and find a link to register in this letter from Mr. Wennington regarding Golf and Running Club offerings.  Because we must adhere to strict guidelines this season, registration will close at the end of the day this Friday, March 26th. We regret that we are unable to accept any late registrations. Questions may
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Spring Athletics Registration

Students in grades 5-8 are reminded that registration is now underway for spring athletics. Learn more here and find a link to register in this letter from Mr. Wennington regarding Golf and Running Club offerings.  Because we must adhere to strict guidelines this season, registration will close at the end of the day on Friday, March 26th. We regret that we are unable to accept any late registrations. Questions may be
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Hot Shot Competition Reminder

Our Middle School Hot Shot Competition kicks off today, March 16th after school with 5th grade cohorts! Our schedule is as follows: 5th Grade: March 16th 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym  6th Grade: March 18th 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym  Faculty: March 22nd 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym  7th Grade: March 23rd 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym  8th Grade: March 25th 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym We have enthusiastically communicated wit
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Updates + Reminders from the Athletic Director

5th-8th grade Middle School families are asked to note a few reminders from Mr. Wennington: Please submit this Rocket League registration form for each child in your household who plans to participate in our upcoming e-gaming tournament. Tournament Registration closes tomorrow March 9th, and a pre-tournament zoom meeting will be hosted that evening at 6pm. Find details and links to additional information here. Counci
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Holiday E-Gaming Tournament

SFX joins several other schools from Council II-3A to kick off an e-gaming tournament later this month. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to register and play to represent St. Francis Xavier School. Learn more and find a link to register here, and note that the deadline to sign up is quickly approaching on Tuesday, November 17th. We are grateful to our AD Rob Wennington for his efforts to secure a range of innovativ
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MS Zoom Links

Dear Middle School Parents and Students, Middle school students in quarantine due to possible exposure to Covid-19 are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in their classes via Zoom. Links to these 5th-8th grade classes are posted at sfx-school.org/sfxzooms. If you have forgotten the password to this protected page of the school website please contact office@sfx-school.org. Please note that zoom links are
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Battle of the Books!

SFX students in grades 4-6 will have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. Again this school year, we will play an interscholastic game with two other area schools, Roycemore and Chiaravalle. When we return from winter break, more information will be made available to students regarding how teams will be formed and how to earn a slot on the team. Until that time, this is the li
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Bluestem Challenge Reminder

The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state and I have been fortunate to serve on this committee for the last three years. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Bluestem nominees by May 1st and turns in this Bluestem Reading Challenge form to me on or before May 1st will get to attend a
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Bluestem Challenge

The last two weeks I have been speaking with all 3rd-5th grade students  encouraging them to take the Bluestem Challenge. The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state and I have been fortunate to serve on this committee for the last three years. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Blue
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Request for Headphones

Dear Middle School Parents, Thank you so much for all your support as we continue to adapt to our new normal. Our students have risen to the occasion these last few weeks as we traverse new routines and procedures. One of these new routines are electronic devices for the students. The devices will serve as a wonderful way to enhance lessons and allow students to delve deeper into their learning.  In order to pro
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Middle School Library Collection & Fifth Grade Check Out

Dear 5th Grade Parents, A few years ago when the middle school library collection was created, it was curated with 6th-8th grade students foremost in mind. Since that time, 5th grade has officially become part of our middle school family. With this in mind, we ask that 5th grade students interested in checking out from the Middle School Collection please have parent permission to do so. Parents of 5th graders who wou
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Welcome to 2020-2021 SFX Blogs

You have been subscribed to receive classroom news through our SFX blog system. Please note what this looks like, by grade, below: 1 – Kindergarten will use See Saw to share classroom news and updates this year across both the SJ and SFX campuses. Watch for an update here soon! 2 – Grades 1-4 will continue to share weekly updates and overviews through the SFX blog system. You are automatically subscribed
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A Note from Coach Newman

Greetings, SFX Middle School families! Coach Newman wishes to remind his 5th-8th grade students that daily Physical Education assignments are provided as part of our e-learning curriculum through Google Classroom. Assignments include suggested fitness exercises and activities, and include the opportunity for written reflections. Families are encouraged to incorporate these activities into student e-learning routines
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Spring Athletics

Middle School and 4th grade families with students participating in spring track or boys volleyball are reminded to review yesterday’s email from Athletic Director Rob Wennington with details regarding upcoming spring meeting and practice dates. Questions may be directed to robwennington@sfx-school.org.
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Revised Battle of the Books Update

It came to light on Tuesday that there was some confusion about February 5th being an early dismissal day. I have discovered that it is not. We will still have our qualifying competition on Feb. 5th at 2:00 p.m. but it will take place during the school day. Any students who register to participate in the qualifying competition will be excused from their regular classes so that they can attend the competition. Please
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Battle of the Books Update

The day of our big Battle of the Books competition is rapidly approaching. SFX students in grades 4-6 have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. We wanted to update parents on the process for selecting the 12 students who will represent SFX in our interscholastic competition against teams from Roycemore and Chiravalle. Per the competition rules, each school can bring a maximum
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Sign Up for Concession Stand

SFX Athletics is excited to offer concessions during home Basketball games this Thursday, December 12th and next Thursday, December 19th. We are in particular need of parent chaperones to help oversee our Middle School student volunteers. Please consider donating an hour of your time on one of these two dates here. Questions may be directed to tvallace@gmail.com. Go Crusaders!
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Fun Run is Today

Thank you to the many Middle School families who have taken the time to set up student accounts at funrun.com in anticipation of today’s Glow Run. Our event happens today, November 14th! If you have not already done so, please be sure to open an account at funrun.com this morning and make a pledge in support of your student. Your donations support the HSO’s efforts to provide enriching services, build com
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WC Banquet Forms Due Today!

SFX Athletics looks forward to celebrating our football players and cheerleaders during our upcoming Wilmette Catholic Football Banquet on November 4th. Registration for the banquet closes end of day today, October 31st. With this in mind, we remind parents to please send completed forms for both football players and 8th grade cheerleaders to the attention of Dawn Zigmond, Assistant Athletic Director, to the SFX Scho
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Lend a Hand at the MS Halloween Party

Calling all Middle School parents… your SCARY help is needed! Can you serve pizza in a mask? Would you take pleasure in scaring a Middle Schooler?! Is ‘Fog Master’ your dream job?? If you answered “yes,” please help us make the Middle School Halloween Party a night they won’t soon forget and join us next Friday, October 25th in the St. Joe’s Gym. Sign up to volunteer at our and 5th and 6th Grade Par
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